Bars With Outdoor Seating In Manchester

When the need for an alfresco tipple strikes, we've got some top watering holes that are perfect for soaking up the sun or cosying up at come winter. Make sure you check out our top choices of bars with outdoor seating in Manchester; from huge beer gardens and swanky terraces to sky-high rooftop cocktail picks.

Last updated on 15th December 2022

The Lawn Club

1056 user reviews 4

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The Lawn Club is a staple in Manchester, offering a cool location for after-work drinks, alfresco date nights and group hangouts. One of the best watering holes in the city, this place can be found in Hardman Square; boasting deckchairs, igloos, greenhouses and a wide choice of drinks. Plus, winter sees an Alice In Wonderland-inspired yurt pop-up too.

The Woodstock Arms has a mega amount outdoor space thanks to its sprawling beer garden. Behind the bar, you'll find craft ales, plus a wide choice of wines and spirits, while pub meals come in the form of beloved British classics and hearty sharing plates. Cheers.


74 user reviews 4

From an old auction house to a super cool industrial venue, live music bar YES has been on quite the journey. Standing tall on Charles Street, this place also boasts one of the best beer gardens in Manchester and a roof terrace. Topping it off? Every day until 6pm, you can buy one drink and get a second for just £1.

Dukes 92

1 user review 4

A handpicked selection of wines and carefully crafted cocktails are paired with a huge terrace at this Mosley Street hideaway. Check out Dukes 92 next time you're looking for a chilled out drink, as this sprawling space is suited to all occasions.

What happens when you add an exclusive rooftop members' club to one of the city's hottest hotels? Head to Hotel Gotham, which boasts one of the best cocktail bars in Manchester, to find out. Think panoramic citywide views, fabulous service and a cracking menu of fine food and drink.

Terrace NQ

2 user reviews 5

As its name would suggest, this stripped-back watering hole lies in the eclectic Northern Quarter. Head to Thomas Street where you'll find Terrace NQ fronting bare brick walls and simplistic furniture coupled with alfresco craft beers, wines and G&Ts.

The Oast House

167 user reviews 5

The Oast House is a charming pub known for its beautiful winter tipis and sun-soaked beer garden in the summer, meaning it makes the list of best bars in Manchester all year long. Head over to the Spinningfields spot for hanging kebabs, seasonal fare and BBQ bites, all washed down with hoppy brews.

Come for the tapas but stay for the stunning roof terrace, as Simon Shaw's glorious restaurant offers more than the usual Spanish fare. Alongside confit pork belly and chargrilled octopus, you'll be able to enjoy sangria, aperitifs and all kinds of cocktails at El Gato Negro.